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Rising stars bring a glow to CML conference


22 November 2016

In this article, Kasar Ayub, winner of the "rising stars" challenge at this year's CML conference, sets out his plans for a Let to Live mortgage.

Market commentary November 2016


17 November 2016

Economic data shows the economy holding up better than expected. The housing market is also doing better than expected, with gross mortgage lending in October estimated to be £20.6 billion.

Five key talking points from the CML annual conference


11 November 2016

The CML’s annual conference took place in London on Wednesday, bringing together many voices on the UK mortgage market. Here we examine the main talking points from the day.

Older borrowers - debt mountains and equity peaks!


27 October 2016

Analysis of our mortgage data sheds new light on the balance between debt and equity over the lifetime of a borrower.

Market commentary October 2016


20 October 2016

While hard economic data post-referendum remains elusive, survey data points to recovery in September. Our September gross lending estimate is £20.5 billion, up 2% from a year ago.

The impossible dream: is technology set to revolutionise the mortgage market?


5 October 2016

Tony Moroney of Berkeley Research Group (UK) Ltd recently spoke at a CML conference on digital innovation. Here, he looks at its potential to transform the mortgage market.

UK mortgage market shows strong regional differences


26 September 2016

CML data on lending in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London shows that each of these markets has its own unique characteristics, distinguishing it from the rest of the UK.

Market commentary September 2016


22 September 2016

While hard economic data post-referendum remains scarce, surveys point to a recovery in sentiment. Our gross lending estimate for August is £22.5 billion, up 15% on a year ago.

Book now for CML conference on role of intermediaries


19 September 2016

CML conference chair Peter Rogerson sets out his views on the role of intermediaries in the mortgage market.

What next for buy-to-let?


12 September 2016

Richard Donnell of Hometrack looks at his firms's data on rents and property values - and assesses the impact of tightened underwriting criteria on buy-to-let landlords and lenders.